23:07 IST MI win by 8 wickets with 27 balls to spare!
23:07 IST Mohit Sharma comes into bowl, Rana on strike. A runout chance on first ball but Hardik survives. Rana digs the next one out, takes a couple of runs wide of long off. 6 runs needed now. SIX! Another one goes into the second tier, Rana finishes the game in style.
8 runs needed off 30 balls!
23:03 IST Ishant Sharma comes into bowl, Rana on strike. SIX! How may times he has hit the first ball of the over for a maximum, I have lost count. Another maximum for Rana, gets to his half-century in 30 balls. A dot ball to follow. Rana takes a single off the next ball, Hardik on strike. SIX! Now, Hardik joins the party, hits the ball over midwicket boundary for a maximum. FOUR! Even more humiliating, now a mishit goes for a boundary. FOUR! This just keeps getting better and better, one more boundary from Hardik, this time down the ground.
22:58 IST Hardik Pandya comes into bat but he is off strike. Rana plays a dot ball as it hits his pads. A slower one to follow from Mohit, Rana ducks it, second dot delivery in the over, something which has been rare in MI innings. Wait, wide given by the Umpire. Rana plays the next ball defensively. Rana pushes the ball towards covers, takes a single. Hardik on strike now. 31 needed off 38 balls. He gets off strike first ball, takes a single towards third man. Rana on strike, he pushes the ball twoards long on, 4 runs and a wicket from the over.
22:53 IST WICKET! Jos Buttler c Maxwell b Mohit Sharma 77(37)
22:52 IST Sandeep Sharma comes back into the attack, he starts off with a wide, it seems like Punjab bowlers are not even trying to get back into the game. Buttler and Rana concede two singles off the next two deliveries. SIX! Buttler hits another one, he has been quite for a while, that one was flat from Buttler. He has been in destructive form tonight. SIX! Buttler is just manhandling Punjab bowlers, what timing on that occasion, his best inning in IPL. He gets off strike on the next ball. A dot ball to finish off the over, 16 runs from it.
22:47 IST Rana on strike, Swapnil continues. SIX! Once again, Rana hits the ball sailing over the ropes, this match has gone one-sided. SIX! That was a loosener from Swapnil, another maximum off Rana, he almost punished that delivery. 4 more runs from the over. One must say, it’s all over for KXIP in this game.
22:43 IST Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack, Rana on strike. SIX! He hits a maximum, lofting the ball over long on boundary. Once again he welcomes the bowler with a maximum. He takes a single off the next ball, gets off strike. Buttler tries to make room for himself, settles with just a single towards sweeper cover. A quick single off the next ball towards short midwicket for a quick single. Buttler takes a single off the next ball, he is happy with knocking the ball around. Next ball, fell just short of Sandeep Sharma, 11 runs from it.
22:38 IST Swapnil Singh comes into bowl, Buttler on strike, he takes a single off the first ball, Rana on strike now. He rotates the strike as well. Buttler goes down the wicket, chips the ball over covers but for a single only. Rana takes a single off the next ball towards covers. Swapnil pulls off from his action on the next ball. Buttler takes a single towards midwicket. Last ball of the over, not one boundary off this over. Rana takes a single, retains strike.
22:35 IST Buttler takes a single off the first ball, he gets to his first IPL 10 fifty off just 24 balls! Rana on strike, SIX! Rana goes for the slog sweep, hits it over long on for second maximum. A wide delivery to follow that one. Rana takes a single off the next ball. SIX! Buttler hits the ball sailing over midwicket boundary, that was an arm ball from Axar. A single to end the over, 16 runs from it.
22:30 IST Stoinis continues, Rana on strike. SIX! He gets welcomed on the first ball with a maximum once again, first six for Rana. He takes a single towards third man. Buttler on strike, he wanted to make room for himself but could not time it, takes a single. Rana guides the next one towards third man, good fielding ensures that the boundary is saved. FOUR! Buttler finds the gap, once again, chips the ball over covers and it runs away for a boundary. The last ball of the over, takes an inside edge of the bat, 14 runs from it.
22:25 IST Axar Patel comes into bowl, Rana takes a single off the first ball. Buttler on strike, he takes a single towards backward square leg. Rana on strike, he could not get bat on that, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next. Buttler on strike, he goes down the ground this time, picks up a couple of runs towards long on. A dot ball to end the over, 5 runs from it.
22:22 IST Nitish Rana comes into bat, he takes a single off the first ball, retains strike.
22:18 IST Parthiv Patel c Maxwell b Stoinis 37(18)
22:18 IST Parthiv on strike, change in bowling, Marcus Stoinis comes into bowl. SIX! Short ball from Stoinis, Parthiv hits a maximum over midwicket boundary, no mercy from Parthiv. FOUR! This just keeps getting better and better, another boundary as he hits the ball towards covers, back-to-back boundaries. He takes a single off the next ball. Buttler takes a single and brings Parthiv back on strike.
22:14 IST Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, Parthiv on strike. FOUR! He starts off with a bouncer, Parthiv plays the uppercut as he guides the ball over wicketkeeper’s head, he is looking dangerous now. He takes a single off the next one as mid off fielder does well to stop that. FOUR! Buttler makes room for himself, he finds the gap, another boundary for him. Next ball, in the air but safe. A dot ball there as the ball travels to cover fielder. FOUR! Just helped the ball on it’s way, another boundary for Buttler, this is just getting worse for Punjab. FOUR! Here comes another one, unstoppable Buttler!
22:09 IST Ishant continues, Parthiv on strike, he hits the first ball. SIX! Parthiv hits the ball into the third tier, what a shot from Parthiv as he just helped that one on it’s way. He takes a single off the next ball. Two more boundaries from the over as they go for 17 runs in the over.
22:07 IST Sandeep continues, Parthiv takes a single off the first ball, brings Buttler on strike. FOUR! There is no stopping Buttler, he is looking dangerous now. He takes a single off the next ball followed by a dot ball. Parthiv takes another single. SIX! Sheer power from Buttler, second maximum of the innings, 13 runs from the over.
22:00 IST Ishant Sharma comes into bowl, Parthiv on strike, he takes a single off the first ball, brings Buttler on strike. FOUR! He hits the first boundary off the over, he is the key to get MI off to a flier. The next ball hits his pads, just a single off it. FOUR! Now Patel gets into the groove, hits his first boundary, good batting, a perfect cover shot from a left-hander. A single off the last ball, 11 runs from it.
21:55 IST Sandeep Sharma opens the bowling, he bowls well in the initial deliveries not giving Parthiv Patel or Jos Buttler any room. SIX! Buttler hits a maximum off the last ball, he seems positive in the first over itself. They know that one boundary per over is a must for them. 10 runs from the over.
21:52 IST Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel come into bat, Sandeep Sharma to bowl the first over.
21:37 IST MI need 199 to win the game!
21:36 IST Amla carries his bat as he scores 104 from 60 balls featuring 8 fours and 6 sixes!
21:35 IST Axar on strike, he takes a couple of runs towards midwicket, brings Amla back on strike. The ball hits Axar’s pads, just a single off that one. Last ball of the over, Amla on strike, he digs out the yorker, takes a couple of runs, 198 runs posted on scoreboard for KXIP.
21:32 IST Hashim Amla hits first T20 century off 58 balls! He takes a single off the next delivery, moves onto 103.
21:32 IST Lasith Malinga to bowl the last over, Amla on strike. WIDE! Malinga-Parthiv appeal bu the Umpire says no. SIX! Amla gets the top edge off the bat, lucky for him as the ball goes for a maximum, he has moved onto 94. SIX! 100 for Maxwell as he hits a maximum over square leg.
21:30 IST Axar Patel comes into bat, Bumrah continues, starts off with a bouncer, good bowling from Bumrah as he is putting pressure on batsmen. Axar manages to take a single towards short covers. Amla on strike, he needs 17 runs to get to his century. NO BALL! A yorker to Amla but he will have to bowl an extra ball. Amla takes a couple of runs off that.
FREE HIT! Bumrah drops the ball short, a dot ball there, good bowling from Bumrah. FOUR! Cheeky from Amla, he makes the connection beating the fine leg fielder and guiding the ball for a boundary. He takes a single off the next ball and gets to 90! Axar to face the last ball, WIDE! That was way down the leg side. a dot ball to finish off the over, 10 runs off it.
21:25 IST Dot ball after dot balls from McClenaghan to set batsman Amla, he has been affected by wickets falling at the other end. FOUR! He ends the over with a boundary, he gets to 83 off 52 balls.
21:21 IST WICKET! Marcus Stoinis c Pollard b McClenaghan 1(3)
McClenaghan continues, hits the pads of Amla, just a single off the first ball. Stoinis on strike, he struck that a mile in the air, Pollard makes no mistake as he takes the catch.
21:20 IST Stoinis comes into bat, just 2 more singles off the over, a brilliant over under circumstances comes to an end.
21:16 IST WICKET! Glenn Maxwell b Bumrah 40(18)
Just 2 singles from the first two balls as Bumrah comes back into the attack.
21:14 IST Malinga continues, Maxwell on strike, Surprisingly, he takes a single off the first ball. Amla on strike, SIX! I can’t believe Amla could generate that much power from a shot, he is clearly onto something big here. He follows it up with a wide. SIX! Here’s another one, here’s what happens when you combine power with timing, second maximum of the over. Two more boundaries off the over, Amla is matching the talent of Maxwell.
21:05 IST Mitchell McClenaghan comes into the attack now, Maxwell on strike. SIX! First maximum for Maxi, he is joining the party, that one did not even require the high back lift. SIX! Another one, he hits once again, straight past the bowler for a maximum, Maxwell has announced his arrival, 10 runs from the over already. FOUR! He finds the gap this time, hits a boundary towards deep midwicket, no need to run for that.
NO BALL! FOUR! This is just asking for punishment, another boundary as he slices the ball towards backward point. FREE HIT! SIX! What a shot, he has changed the whole game in a matter of over that has not even been completed yet. A flick of the wrist goes for a maximum. 27 off the over already. Next ball, he slaps the ball towards midwicket, takes a single off that one. A dot ball to end the over, 28 runs from it.
20:59 IST Bumrah comes into the attack, bowls a bouncer, Maxwell could not get away with it as the ball takes an edge and hits his helmet. A fumble in between as Maxwell did not know where the ball went. He takes a single towards midwicket. Amla rotates the strike, takes a single towards fine leg. FOUR! Another bouncer from Bumrah, this time the ball takes a top edge off the bat, first boundary for him. FOUR! Well, that one came off the middle of the bat, crunches the ball towards point for another boundary. He goes for the shot again, just a single towards mid on, 11 runs from the over.
20:54 IST Krunal continues, Amla on strike. FOUR! He gets a boundary off the first ball, picked the gap well, fine placement from Amla. WIDE! It seems like Amla exactly knew what Krunal is going to bowl. A dot ball to follow as Maxwell sends him back, fielded at the short fine leg. He takes a single off the next ball. Maxwell too rotates strike. Amla pushes the fifth ball towards long on, takes a single. Maxwell on strike for the last ball. 100 up for Maxwell as he takes a single towards long on.
20:50 IST Amla reaches fifty in 34 balls
20:50 IST Lasith Malinga is back into teh attack, Amla on strike. FOUR! What timing off the bat from Amla on that one, manages to chip the slower ball over point for a boundary, he is inching closer to his fifty. Amla hits the next one down the ground, takes a single towards straight on as Pollard cuts it off. Maxwell on strike for first ball, he takes a single towards long on. FOUR! He punches the ball down the ground, he moves on to 49. A single to end the over, Fifty up for Amla in 34 balls.
20:46 IST WICKET! Wriddhiman Saha st Parthiv b Krunal 11(15)
20:45 IST Saha on strike, he takes a single towards covers. SIX! Amla goes big, he takes on Krunal and hits the ball sailing over straight boundary, second six for him. Two singles off the next two balls. Amla takes another single towards deep midwicket. Krunal follows it up with a wide. BOWLED! Saha departs.
20:42 IST Bumrah has been introduced into the attack, Amla hits the ball wide off the third man, takes a couple of runs off the first ball. He plays the ball towards mid wicket, takes a single. Saha on strike, he picks the slower ball, takes a quick single towards short covers. Amla chips the ball over midwicket, takes a couple of runs towards deep midwicket. Swing and a miss off the last ball, a dot ball there. A single to end the over, 6 runs from it.
20:38 IST Krunal continues, he starts off with a dot delivery to Amla. He takes a single off the next ball despite the ball hitting his pads. Two more singles from the over as Saha and Amla look to build a partnership. Saha comes down the track on the next ball, just a single as he cuts it off. One more single to end the over.
20:34 IST Harbhajan Singh is back into the attack, Rohit wants more wickets in order to put pressure on KXIP batsmen. Just 6 runs from his over as Harbhajan has kept the line and length tight.
20:30 IST Krunal Pandya is trying to slow down the flow of runs, just 6 runs from his over as Amla and Saha look to pick up singles and stitch a partnership.
20:28 IST Wridhhiman Saha comes into bat, he plays a dot delivery, good over from McClenaghan comes to an end as he gets the breakthrough.
20:25 IST WICKET! Shaun Marsh c Pollard b McClenaghan 26(21)
20:25 IST Mitchell McClenaghan comes into the attack, Amla on strike. Is that a boundary, Krunal puts in a dive to save that one. The Third Umpire is trying to figure that one out, just 2 runs off that one for Amla. He takes a quick single inside the circle off next ball. A dot ball to follow from McClenaghan. FOUR! He is getting into the groove, hits anotehr boundary. OUT! Marsh departs, the Danger-Man is gone.
20:21 IST Lasith Malinga comes into bowl, Amla on strike, he starts off with a dot ball. SIX! He just makes it look so easy, uses his bottom hand, what a shot, much like what Kohli did. He takes a single towards mid-on. Marsh drives the ball towards covers, a dot ball, he timed that one well but straight to the fielder. A similar shot off the next ball, a dot ball. Another dot to end the over as Marsh struggles to pierce the offside field.
20:16 IST Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack, he comes round the wicket to Marsh creating and angle. Harbhajan starts off with two dot deliveries. FOUR! He went deep into the crease and cuts the ball away for the first boundary off the over. He takes a single off the next ball. Amla pushes the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a single. A dot ball to end the over, 6 runs from it.
20:13 IST Hardik continues, Marsh on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Amla on strike, he tries to play that one fine but Parthiv stops it, just a single off that delivery. FOUR! Marsh is looking in good touch, hits the ball over point for another boundary, used the pace of the ball as it raced away for four. FOUR! Another one from Marsh, it seems like KXIP’s good old days are back, wonderful cut shot off the back foot. He takes a quick single off the next one. Amla on strike, edged but safe, a dot ball there.
20:08 IST Mitchell McClenaghan has been introduced into the attack, Marsh on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Amla on strike now, huge shout from Parthiv Patel but the Umpire says no. Amla hits the next one back to McClenaghan, a dot ball as slight mix-up between them, but Amla is safe. FOUR! Amla survives as he mistimed that one, first boundary for him, he has been struggling to time the ball. Next one, he mistimed it again, manages a single towards deep mid off. Meanwhile, Nitish Rana is out of the ground as he needs medical attention. Just a single off the last ball, 7 runs off it.
20:03 IST Interestingly, Hardik Pandya has come into bowl the first over, Amla on strike, he gets off the mark straight away, takes a single. Shaun Marsh on strike, he will face his first ball in IPL 2017. The ball hits his pads, a dot ball to start with. FOUR! He gets off the mark with a boundary towards covers. He has come into play with a clear intent. A dot ball to follow from Hardik. Well struck but good fielding inside the circle, Marsh takes a single off the first ball. Amla takes a single towards deep midwicket, 8 runs from first over.
19:59 IST Shaun Marsh is back in the side, will he change the fate of KXIP team? We will find out as Lasith Malinga gears up to bowl the first over.
19:41 IST Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Marcus Stoinis, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma
19:32 IST Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to bowl first!
19:31 IST TOSS TIME!
19:17 IST Toss for today will be crucial as both the teams have done well while chasing a total instead of batting first.
19:10 IST MI have not used Mitchell Johnson’s services yet, there is a chance that Mitchell McClenaghan might get replaced with him.
18:54 IST Will Eoin Morgan be replaced by Marcus Stoinis or any other player in the KXIP squad? Stay tuned for more updates.
Welcome to inUth’s live digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017’s Match 22 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Holker Stadium, Indore. Rohit Sharma’s side is currently in the third spot with 4 wins out of three games. Whereas, KXIP are struggling after winning two back-to-back games as they have suffered 3 straight losses. It is time for KXIP to make a comeback in IPL as they play at their home ground.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 2017
A lot will depend on the toss as Maxwell’s team has performed reasonably well when they have been chasing a total. Though, questions were raised on KXIP’s batting lineup with an exception of opener Manan Vohra who single-handedly changed the game on his own scoring 95 from 50 balls, taking his team on the doorstep of winning the game.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 2017
Their bowling has been doing well restricting the flow of runs in the powerplay overs. But, their death bowling has been under the radar as they have leaked runs, allowing the opposition to take the momentum with them as they come out to bat. Eoin Morgan has not performed the way he was supposed to in previous two games. KXIP have overseas players Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Marcus Stoinis and Matt Henry who can fill in for him.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 20, 2017
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 2017
MI side has been doing everything right after losing their first game against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). After a series of single digit scores, their skipper Rohit too has made a comeback. Their batting has the firepower with Kieron Pollard playing in his prime. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya have starred for MI side performing with both bat and ball. Domestic sensation Nitish Rana too has struch a chord and been scoring well in the middle order.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2017
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 2017
Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell(c), Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Shaun Marsh, Nikhil Naik, Marcus Stoinis, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Varun Aaron, Matt Henry, Rahul Tewatia, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, T Natarajan